245.01 Evidence

This course covers the limitations on the information that can be introduced in court codified in the Federal Rules of Evidence. We take up the issue of relevance, including the rules concerning the balance between the probative value and the prejudicial impact of evidence and the special problems of character and credibility. Also addressed are the rules pertaining to the reliability of evidence, particularly the prohibition against hearsay and its many exceptions, the constitutional constraints on the testimony offered during criminal trials, and the screening of scientific and expert testimony. The course concludes with an introduction to evidentiary privileges.

Fall 2022

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Final Exam
Class participation
Donald H. Beskind
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW-245-01-F22
Email list: LAW-245-01-F22@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Requirements - Public Interest
Course Areas of Practice